Hiscox News

Hiscox Adds Property Damage Protection to Terrorism Insurance Product

Hiscox has enhanced its stand-alone terrorism portfolio by adding new products covering property damage from malicious attacks utilizing nuclear, chemical, biological and radiological (NCBR) devices. Hiscox NCBR policies offer coverage of up to $25 million for blast damage, decontamination and …

Hiscox Launches Product Recall Team in London, with 4 Appointments

Specialist insurer Hiscox has established a new product recall team within its London Market business with four new hires. Heading up the team is David Burke, who comes to Hiscox from Catlin after almost 30 years in the insurance industry …

Lloyd’s Syndicates Join Forces to Help Emerging Markets Build Nat Cat Resilience

Eight Lloyd’s syndicates are joining forces to develop new solutions to help developing economies tackle underinsurance and improve their resilience against the economic impact of natural catastrophes. Emerging economies across Latin America, Africa, and Asia currently contribute 40 percent to …

Hiscox Appoints Waddell to Lead General Liability Team with Focus on U.S. Risks

Hiscox London Market has appointed Nick Waddell as general liability line underwriter; establishing Hiscox’s first ever stand-alone general liability team as the business seeks to take advantage of a London market resurgence in U.S. general liability risks. Reporting to Neil …

Waiting List for Insurers to Get Seats on Lloyd’s Underwriting Floor Hits Record

The waiting list for an insurer to get a spot on the underwriting floor of Lloyd’s of London is the longest in its 327-year history, indicating record demand for access to the market. Lloyd’s has requests for about 160 so-called …

Hiscox Merges Casualty Reinsurance Teams; Pascall Leads New Team

Hiscox has merged its Bermuda and London Market casualty reinsurance teams. The new division, operating under the Hiscox Re brand, and led by Nick Pascall as head of Casualty Reinsurance, controls a combined portfolio of US$50 million gross written premiums …

Reinsurance Execs at Rendez-Vous Question Recent High-Priced M&As

Global reinsurance executives who met in Monaco questioned whether a frenzy of mergers in Europe means buyers of Lloyd’s of London insurance companies are paying too much. Deal-making will continue after Tokyo-based MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings Inc. agreed last week to pay a record 2.4 …

Cardinal Re Launch Takes Hiscox’s ILS Assets to More Than $600 Million

Kiskadee Investment Managers, Hiscox Re’s insurance linked securities (ILS) operation, has launched Cardinal Re Ltd., a Bermuda-domiciled special purpose insurer designed to transform collateralized insurance and reinsurance risk into a security more suited for capital market investors. The launch of …

Who Will Be Next? M&A Trends to Be Eyed at Monaco Reinsurance Meeting

A prolonged decline in global reinsurance prices is spurring merger moves in the sector, with many executives attending next week’s annual industry meeting in Monte Carlo eyeing who might next become predator or prey. While the $600 billion industry, which …

Woodford Investment Cashes in Amlin Stake After Record Takeover Offer

Neil Woodford cashed in his entire 107.5 million-pound ($166 million) stake in Amlin Plc after Tuesday’s takeover offer by a Japanese competitor sent the Lloyd’s of London insurer’s shares to a record high. The fund manager sold 16.4 million Amlin …